Newark man facing arson charges in Rochester

Posted at: 08/21/2013 9:26 AM

A 47-year-old Newark man is facing several charges after a fire at a home on Weston Road in Rochester.

Rochester Fire Department officials tell News10NBC Timothy Pleckan and two others burglarized the home, removed several items and later returned to set a fire to cover up the crime.

Investigators say the incident happened on April 27, 2013 when Pleckan and the others knew the homeowner would not be home.

Pleckan is charged with arson, burglary and grand larceny. Investigators say the two others involved with the incident have already been charged.

Investigators say the home suffered substantial damage.